and even worse – a bit chunk of my ‘vintage’ bias binding frayed and fell off. Also the skirt fabric frayed really badly too – making it impossible to re-attach the binding.  I have learnt some lessons doing this:

  • Make your fabric choices carefully – my friends chose lightweight cotton for their skirts, which worked far better.
  • Wash your fabric before making any clothing.
  • Vintage fabric may be fragile – esp when teamed with a very robust fabric like cord.
  • Over-locking my corduroy before making this may have meant less fraying and I could have repaired it.  

Thankfully the enjoyment of making this with my friends far outweighs the disaster it has become. I’m glad it wasn’t something I spent a lonely weekend slaving over!